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9780304354665: The Residence Of Hanover And Saxe-coburg-gotha A Royal History Of England Clarke, Charles Ridley, Jasper: 030435466x

It was out of the question to have a Catholic monarch on the throne ever once more. Sophia was also an affectionate and devoted mother to her seven kids – six sons and a daughter. Luckily for her eldest son, George, in 1682 Ernest Augustus instituted primogeniture in his duchy, so that George would inherit almost everything rather than sharing the lands and titles with his brothers, as his own father had accomplished. To secure this inheritance, Ernest Augustus intended his son to marry Sophia Dorothea of Celle, George’s only surviving paternal first cousin. Parliament searched desperately by means of...